Youth empowerment and social justice camps and programs

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Is your child interested in social justice, activism, and leadership? Does he or she enjoy challenging and exciting experiences? If so, a youth empowerment or social justice camp may be a perfect fit. Read more


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    YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
    There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

    Vancouver; Gibsons

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $139/session
    Day, Overnight, family Coed 139 5-17 0 Vancouver, Gibsons
    Me to We Take Action Camp   
    Take Action Camp are where kids who care, thrive. Young people will discover their potential through interactive team-building, specialized workshops, and volunteer experience, in a fun and inclusive environment!

    Bethany; Corktown, Toronto

    Education: Social Justice/Empowerment

    • Ages 9 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,100/week
    Overnight Coed 1100 9-18 1 Bethany, Corktown, Toronto
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.


    Science (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Program, family Coed, Girls 300 5-17 2 Oshawa

    Camps offering Youth empowerment and social justice as an activity
    Brain Power Enrichment Programs   
    With more than 30 years of success, Brain Power is an innovative leader in enrichment education for bright and gifted students. Brain Power is a transformative model for what gifted education should be about in the GTA.


    Academic/Tutoring: Instructor lead (group)

    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $362/program
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 362 6-18 0 Vaughan
    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 5 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $1,950/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight, family Coed 1950 5-17 1 Haliburton Highlands, Oakville, Ottawa
    Outward Bound Canada   
    Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

    Kananaskis; Vancouver Island; Throughout Canada; Grand Manan; Algonquin Park

    Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

    • Ages 12 to 99
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day, Overnight, family
    from $779/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys 779 12-99 2 Kananaskis, Vancouver Island, Throughout Canada, Grand Manan, Algonquin Park
    Lakefield Camp International   
    Lakefield Camp is a traditional Canadian overnight summer camp that offers various outdoor & indoor land/water sports & activities, from sailing to theater arts, a complete ropes course, language classes & so much more!


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 9 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,400/week
    Overnight Coed 1400 9-17 3 Lakefield
    Oneida Baptist Camp   
    Located on Lake Erie's shoreline near Port Dover, offering half/full-week overnight Christian camping for all kids ranging from 4-18 years, plus family camp (ages 0-99) and leadership training for 14-15 year olds.


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Overnight, family
    from $300/week
    Overnight, family Coed 300 4-18 4 Haldimand
    French International Language Camps   
    English students learning French mix with French students learning English in this innovative program in the French Alps. Sports and other activities are an important part of the experience, along with language lessons.


    Education: Language Studies

    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $2,400/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 2400 6-17 5 International
    Radiant Girls   
    A unique Girls Wellness Camp in a retreat setting. Featuring Yoga and Pilates, Outdoor Excursions, Hands-On Cooking, Coaching for Confidence & Emotional Intelligence, Meaningful Expressive Art, Fun & lots of giggling.

    Burlington; Hamilton; Milton

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Girls 300 7-15 6 Burlington, Hamilton, Milton
    Swallowdale Camp   
    An overnight camp in Rosseau offering adventure and a variety of land and water activities. Our beautiful lakefront camp is the ideal place for children to spend their summer making new friend and learning new skills!


    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 7 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $1,200/week
    Overnight Coed 1200 7-16 7 Rosseau
    Behaviour Matters   
    Focused on developing social skills, emotional/self-regulation and self confidence. Programs are interactive, skills, and strength-based, consisting of games, team building; role-plays, art, discussions, take-home tasks.

    Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Program, family
    from $75/program
    sessions & dates
    Program, family Coed, Girls, Boys 75 4-18 8 Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    Where Kids learn about Money & the World. Experience different cultures, learn about Money Management, Open your own business and immerse in fun activities, sports and music .

    Leaside, Toronto

    Education: Financial Literacy

    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $300/week
    Day, Program, family Coed 300 7-17 9 Leaside, Toronto
    UTS: Experience Innovation   
    A day camp for high-achieving and eager student aged 9 to 18. The UTS affiliation with UofT means that campers are taught by exceptional teachers, teacher candidates, field experts and university instructors.

    Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto; South Annex, Toronto

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 11 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $500/session
    Day Coed 500 11-18 10 Trinity Bellwoods, Toronto, South Annex, Toronto
    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    A huge variety of programming options for campers and students ages 4-17. We offer 50+ Camp programs, academic day and boarding programs and travel credit courses!

    Oakville; International

    Education (multi)

    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $328/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 328 4-17 11 Oakville, International
    The Hoop Factory   
    Camp/program teaching the fundamentals in basketball, balance, footwork to players at all levels. A fun, high energy camp for boys/girls of all ages. Christmas Holiday-March Break-Summer Break #BuildingBetterBallers

    Ajax; Markham; North Toronto, Toronto

    Sport: Basketball

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $200/week
    Day Coed 200 5-18 12 Ajax, Markham, North Toronto, Toronto
    Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
    Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

    Mill Bay

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $200/week
    Day, Overnight Coed 200 8-17 13 Mill Bay
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts, with great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and of course a core of incredible arts programming, all on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.


    Art (multi)

    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $290/week
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 14 Canning
    Laurus Summer Camp   
    Montreal, Laval and Beaconsfield's #1 Lifestyle Summer day camp! We blend fun, education & specialty training in arts, academics and sports! Weekly program for kids ages 3 - 15! Registration is open in November for 2020!

    Montreal; Laval; Beaconsfield

    Traditional (multi activity)

    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $150/week
    Day Coed 150 3-15 15 Montreal, Laval, Beaconsfield

    Who are youth empowerment camps for and what programs do they have?

    Youth empowerment camps, also called “social justice camps,” are primarily intended for teens. Many, though, are also open to preteens.

    These camps are a great option for kids who want to expand their horizons, build confidence, and connect with a like-minded community. Kids who are passionate about social issues and want to make a difference in the world are an especially good fit.

    Youth empowerment summer camps and programs offer training, exercises, and activities related to social justice. Your child will learn about a wide range of local and global issues:

    • Poverty and homelessness
    • The environment and climate change
    • Racism and bigotry
    • Bullying
    • Gay rights
    • Sexuality
    • Animal cruelty
    • Gun control
    • Culture
    • Religion

    But there’s more to these camps than social activism and education. Youth empowerment camps also have a variety of fun activities that you’ll find at other camps and programs. This includes campfires, swimmingthe artsmusicdancesports, and more.

    Many youth empowerment and social justice camps are residential. Some, though, are day programs.

    What are the main benefits of youth empowerment camps?

    At a youth empowerment and social justice camp your child will learn crucial skills. Some of the main ones include

    This will serve your child well in the future, and help them excel in the teen years and beyond. They’ll learn important values, build confidence, and learn how to make a difference. They’ll also have the opportunity to make new friends, have a great time, and build memories that can last a lifetime.

    We list youth empowerment and social justice camps in Canada and the United States. Click on a camp to learn all about it, including its cost, location, programs, and session dates.

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